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15/9/2 Occupy Radio: SPLC Tackles the Private Probation Industry


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The 1983 Supreme Court ruling in Beardon v Georgia made it clear that
courts could not revoke probation for those who justifiably could not
afford to pay their fines. Over the last two decades a mulit-million
dollar industry has grown up in direct defiance of the Beardon
ruling. The American Southeast is littered with tales of
unconstitutional imprisonment, with whole communities traumatized by
the Private Probation industry.

Sam Brooke joins Occupy Radio to report on the Southern Poverty Law
Center’s aggressive campaign to drive the worst elements of the
Private Probation industry out of business.

Cities across Alabama cancel contracts with company sued by SPLC:

SPLC closes debtor’s prison in Alabama capital:

SPLC Sues private probation company, Alabama city over racketeering
scheme https://www.splcenter.org/news/2015/03/12/splc-sues-private-probation-company-alabama-city-over-racketeering-scheme

Profiting from Probation: America’s “Offender-Funded” Probation
Industry: https://www.hrw.org/report/2014/02/05/profiting-probation/americas-offender-funded-probation-industry

US: For-Profit Probation Tramples Rights of
Poor: https://www.hrw.org/news/2014/02/05/us-profit-probation-tramples-rights-poor

Private Probation Services Penalize the Poor, New Report
Says: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/investigations/private-probation-services-penalize-poor-new-report-says-n22411

Towns start pulling back on private probation
firms: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/towns-start-pulling-back-on-private-probation-firms/



Judicial Correction Services https://www.judicialservices.com/about-us/

Samuel Brooke, Legal Director of the Economic Justice Project, Southern
Poverty Law
Center: https://www.splcenter.org/about/staff/samuel-brooke

Sam Brooke: Open Society
Project: https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/us-programs/grantees/sam-brooke

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